Life Is Strange 2's Next Episode Arrives in Early 2019

By Mark Delaney, 1 month ago
If you're waiting for the next episode of Life is Strange 2, you'll be waiting straight through New Year's Day. The second episode, "Rules" doesn't arrive until January. Dontnod announced the release window today on their game blog, which is so fittingly hosted on Tumblr, and went to great lengths to explain the long lull between episodes. They cited the sequel's ambitious scope as cause for keeping things in the studio for longer, unlike the first season where episodes released on an every-other-month schedule.

See you after the holidays, boys.See you after the holidays, boys.

The Life is Strange series is a project close to all of our hearts and one for which we do not want to rush development and thereby fail to meet the benchmark of quality and emotional impact that you, our players, deserve. This is why we so far have not announced an official release date - we want to ensure that we will be in a position to release something that we are proud of and that you will enjoy and remember forever.

We understand that there are certain expectations that episodes will be released at a similar cadence as previous Life is Strange games have. The ambition of Life is Strange 2, however, means that the previous frameworks no longer apply if we are to meet the quality of play and storytelling that our vision for a game like this demands and that you deserve.
With no exact date to share yet, Dontnod said to expect more news in the middle of December regarding the follow-up episode.

We've got the full list of Life is Strange 2 achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.

Check out our Best Xbox Adventure Games Available in 2018 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is the host of the community game club TA Playlist. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his family. He almost never writes in the third person.